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Jayhawks insist they’re ‘better’

They might not have done much Saturday to back it up, but Kansas University’s football players want people to know this year’s team is different than the one that finished 3-9 and rarely competed during 2010.

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Statehouse Live: Kansas Board of Regents to discuss future of Big 12

Regents Chairman Ed McKechnie of Arcadia said Monday that he wanted to make sure board members were up to speed on all the talk about conference realignment.

KU football player pleads not guilty to misdemeanor obstruction charge

An attorney entered a not guilty plea Monday for a Kansas University football player accused of running from a police officer earlier this month.

KU-Texas Tech to kick off at 11 a.m.

Game will be televised on FSN

The Kansas football team's Oct. 1 home game against Texas Tech will kick off at 11 a.m. and will be televised on FSN, the Big 12 announced Monday.

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Prep star Perry Ellis to announce college choice on Wednesday

Wichita Heights senior blue-chip basketball forward Perry Ellis will orally commit to Kansas University, Kansas State, Wichita State or Kentucky at a 2:45 p.m. assembly Wednesday in the Heights gymnasium.

Kansas’ Claire Dreyer wins her singles draw

Kansas University sophomore Claire Dreyer won the Singles Draw E on Sunday on the third and final day of the Kansas Invitational at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

OSU, Tulsa play way late

As the time kept ticking away, quarterback Brandon Weeden began to wonder if it was getting too late for Oklahoma State to play its game against Tulsa.

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KU soccer falls, 7-2

No. 8 Florida steamrolls Jayhawks

Despite freshman Ingrid Vidal’s conference-leading sixth goal of the season and another score from sophomore Caroline Kastor, Kansas University soccer lost to No. 8 Florida, 7-2, on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

NCAA all about the money

Remember that it’s always about the “student-athlete.” In a world more populated by frauds every second, college sports may have more frauds per square inch than any endeavor on earth.

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Jayhawks insist they’re ‘better’

They might not have done much Saturday to back it up, but Kansas University’s football players want people to know this year’s team is different than the one that finished 3-9 and rarely competed during 2010.

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Legends of Phog drawing close

Exhibition slated Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse

There’s no football game on tap Saturday at Kansas University. Instead, there’s an early preview of basketball season — the Legends of the Phog exhibition game involving KU’s current NBA players, set for 4 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse.

Leftovers on menu for KU

If you just can’t stand to read the painful truth, put the paper down and go for a walk, or pop in a CD, or turn on the TV, or read a book, or swear off following sports for the rest of your life and replace it with a more stable hobby, you know, like playing the stock market.

Conference realignment: Pitt, Syracuse head to ACC

The latest dominos have fallen in the ever-changing world of college conference realignment. Now schools from coast to coast are left to figure out how they will be affected.

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'Beyond the Phog' excerpt: Stephen Vinson on Moulaye Niang and the Oregon Duck

One of my favorite Coach Williams stories involves Moulaye Niang.